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    The "shaft of light" is insensibly becoming duller and duller.

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    Do they honestly expect us to get excited about that?

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    Better than the original.
    Nothing much else.
    Disappointing.

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    The original was a hulking 80's postmodern slab - I expect ANYTHING to be better than that. This barely fits that bill, but I guess it's better than nothing.

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    A nice glass box. *Nothing more, really. *The height is good, though, as well as the implications it carries for Downtown's future. *The last major skyscraper to be built in the Financial District, aside from the WFC, was the Millennium Hilton on Church Street, in 1992; and that was a hotel.

    ...Speaking of which, does anyone know if the Hilton has been reoccupied recently? *It was damaged pretty substantially on 9/11; the media kept saying that it and One Liberty Plaza were going to collapse.

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    I thought the last major skyscraper to be built in the financial district, aside from the WFC, was 60 Wall St...I know that 17 State St was built in the late 80's too.

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    I think the building looks great. *You have to understand that Silverstein has to construct a building with a simple design in order to maximize square footage and minimize construction costs. *Besides, there aren't many glass skinned building in downtown, so 7 WTC will stand out.

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    A taller version of CIBC. Hopefully at least the crown will be a bit interesting.

    Maybe SOM should have built one of thier french fries there.

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    Quote: from JerzDevl2000 on 1:57 pm on Jan. 18, 2003
    I thought the last major skyscraper to be built in the financial district, aside from the WFC, was 60 Wall St...
    That was built in 1989. *The WFC buildings were built in 1986, but some people consider them part of Battery Park City as opposed to the Financial District.

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    Maybe the crown of the Verizon will reflect in it.
    Might be nice.

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    Maybe when they finish restoration work on the Verizon Building, they'll floodlight the crown.

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    I think its perfect for the site, and a lot better than the original. *What were people expecting? *Its just a skyscraper. *Too many architecture critics in New York.

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    Some cities would kill for a building of this height, size, and design.

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    In NY you expect more than the commonplace. Especially from a building that will be the first to replace the destruction of 9/11.

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    I am not in NY, and "commonplace", that sounds arrogant?!!! *It *IS a good start, in my opinion.

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